Children’s Service Support Worker (Posting #19-109)

Children’s Services Support Worker (Posting #19-109)
Are you looking for challenging and rewarding employment? Do you want to make a difference and build connections within your community?

The Chilliwack Society for Community Living (CSCL) offers more than a job. Located in Chilliwack, BC, in the sunny Fraser Valley an hour outside of Vancouver, CSCL has been serving the community since 1954 and has grown to employ over 300 people. Our organization provides support and services to people with varying abilities that enhance quality of life and promote diversity and inclusion within the community.
Come work and live in Chilliwack where you can enjoy affordable housing, minimal traffic, and spectacular mountain views. If you move directly from a CSSEA member Employer you will be eligible for porting wage and vacation, which CSCL will match. CSCL has been growing rapidly and we have a great work environment, generous work benefits, and offer satisfying work. CSCL values caring and dedicated employees; if this describes you, we welcome your application.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary function of this position is to provide 1:1 support to a youth in social, recreational, and leisure settings. The successful applicant must ensure activities adhere as much as possible to the mandate of normalization. Involve the individual in making decisions and choosing activities while teaching new skills and developing appropriate behaviors. Act as a liaison person between the program and the parent/families. Provide program documentation as requested by the Children’s Services Manager (including log book, petty cash accounts,
incidents reports, etc.). Understand role as liaison person, and representative of the CSCL, between the programs and the community as a whole.
Maintain communication between self and co-workers with regard to the program and the needs of the children/teens at all times. Share, as directed, relevant information about specific children/teens with their parents/advocates, and with staff of other programs or agencies with which the child/teen is involved. Assist with researching new activities including contacting other community agencies as needed and appropriate.

Qualifications & Experience:
The successful applicant should have post-secondary education in a related field (i.e.: Early Childhood Education, Social Services, Child & Youth Care, etc.) together with experience supporting children/teens with challenging behavior. A demonstrated ability to set boundaries and expectations is essential. Must display an excellent understanding of community inclusion and integration as they apply to children/teens with varying mental/physical disabilities.
Must possess a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License, CPR and First Aid Certification, and be able to meet all other CSCL employment criteria (Criminal Police Record Search, Criminal Record Review, Medical Certificate, etc.). Use of your own vehicle is required.

Special Qualifications:
– Experiencing working with children/youth an asset.
– Comfortable working alone and with a team.

3 shifts a week 4 hours long. *Possibility of shifts changing based on family’s needs*
Tuesday 8:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm
(12 hours per week.)
This position is temporary until 8/30/2019, or upon return of incumbent.

As per Community Social Services Collective Agreement ($19.45 – $22.65 per hour).
Benefits include Extended Health and Dental, as well as participation in the Municipal Pension Plan, when eligible.
This position requires Union membership (BCGEU).

How to Apply:
Complete an online CSCL Employment Application, which is available on our website:
Please quote posting number 19-109 on the application.
Please be aware that the function to attach pre-hire documents to the online form has not been implemented. So candidates will have to submit their pre-hire documents either by:
Fax: 604-792-7962
In Person: 9353 Mary Street Chilliwack, BC V2P 4G9

A completed CSCL Employment Application and a copy of a valid Class 5 or 4 BC driver’s license must be received before an interview is scheduled.
Please note: If you currently hold a Class 7 driver’s license, we may still consider your application. However, you would only be considered for a casual, on-call position.